PowerNotes: a tool to organize your research

Northwestern Law students, faculty and staff now have access to PowerNotes.  This tool helps you organize your research and keep track of your sources.

Organize Research Sources: With PowerNotes, you can gather information from any online resource.  You highlight the relevant text, add any wanted annotations and PowerNotes will save the content to an online research project, similar to a folder on Westlaw or Lexis.  But with PowerNotes, you can save content from any website or subscription databases such as Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, HeinOnline, etc. in one place.

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Quickly Create and Revise Research Outline: As you are adding sources to your research project in PowerNotes, an outline will be built for you as you go.  As you are working, you can easily restructure your arguments by dragging and dropping sources to move them around within the outline. When you are ready to start writing, you can download your outline to Microsoft Word.

Manage Citations: PowerNotes saves the links to all your sources so you won’t forget where the information came from and you have all your citations saved in one place.

To get started, visit powernotes.com and download/install the PowerNotes extension into your Chrome browser. Create an account using your northwestern.edu email address.

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